Innovation City's Startup of the Year Competition 2024 is back!

Innovation City’s Startup of The Year Competition is in its third year running! This year we have added an extra category: Afrocentric Innovation. We’re looking for startups and entrepreneurs with brilliant products and services, who are solving African problems in innovative ways!

Why enter the competition?

You stand a chance to win a year’s membership to the fastest growing tech hub in Cape Town and the opportunity to connect and work at Epicenter, our partner hub in Europe. You’ll win prizes, gain tons of kudos, and the chance to connect with potential investors, VCs, new clients and the media!

2023 Startup Of The Year Winner - Wamly

HRTech company Wamly, South Africa’s largest one-way video interview platform won Innovation City’s Startup of the Year award in 2023. Francois de Wet and his team have gained a lot since then – check out the video on what winning Innovation City Cape Town’s Startup of the Year meant for them!

Entry Criteria

The startup must be at least a year old.

The startup must have a team of two or more people.

The startup must have a minimum viable product (MVP) and/or service in the market.

The startup must be generating monthly recurring revenue.

The startup must have an office located in South Africa.

Innovation City reserves the right to select and reject applicants at any time.

Entries close 18th March, 2024


Zachariah George

Launch Africa

Allan Barr


Natalie Kolbe


Mike Joubert


Tatenda Nyamuda